Sep 5 2013
The Daily Mail
No one likes to see the absolutely atrocious, completely fucking useless, continually piss taking, total all round cunt, Idiot Dickhead Smiff fail do they? … Do they? … Okay, yes we do, but have a fucking gander of what the planks fucking pie in the sky, bright idea is costing us.
£2.4Billion fucking pounds!!!
Are these cunts for fucking real?
£34million of equipment has already been written off apparently.
Written off? … I’ll give the cunt written off!
Where the fuck is the accountability?
What the fuck is the bald headed, totally inept, dense cunt even doing in government?
He was a failure back in the day and the obnoxious, homophobic, bald headed retard is still a failure today.
The jumped up, repeatedly useless, fraudulent cunt should now have all of his assets confiscated.
Why should we have to bear the costs of the monumental fuck up’s, monumental fuck up…. Get him out of harms way for fucks sake.
And be fucking quick about it.
There must be an opening for a lollipop man somewhere.
Blow to IDS as Universal Credit plan is branded ‘unrealistic’: Auditors warn scheme should be delayed to prevent further losses to taxpayers
- National Audit Office says Universal Credit is beset by ‘weak management, ineffective control and poor governance’
- The scheme is designed to ensure that it always pays people to take a job
- Auditors warn the £2.4bn project has not achieved value for money
By JASON GROVES
PUBLISHED: 23:27, 4 September 2013 | UPDATED: 23:28, 4 September 2013
Iain Duncan Smith’s flagship welfare reform has got off to a disastrous start and should be delayed to prevent further losses to the taxpayer, auditors warn today.
In a devastating report the National Audit Office says Universal Credit is beset by ‘weak management, ineffective control and poor governance’.
The scheme, which will replace a string of out-of-work benefits, is designed to ensure that it always pays people to take a job or work more hours.
But auditors warn that the £2.4billion project has ‘not achieved value for money’, partly because of unrealistic timetables imposed by ministers.
A £425million IT system is still not working properly and £34million of equipment has already been written off.
The NAO says the scheme ‘still has the potential to create significant benefits for society’.
But it suggests the deadline for rolling out the scheme by 2017 may have to be put back, adding that the Department for Work and Pensions ‘must scale back its delivery ambition and set out realistic plans’.
The findings are a major blow to Mr Duncan Smith, who has staked his reputation on delivering the complex project on time.
Sources close to the Work and Pensions Secretary last night suggested he had been ‘let down’ by officials.
They pointed to warnings in today’s report that some of those working on the project had developed a ‘fortress mentality’ and ‘a ‘good news’ reporting culture’, leaving ministers in the dark about any problems.
But Labour will demand that Mr Duncan Smith comes to the Commons to explain why the project has gone so badly off course.
He is likely to be asked why he continued to issue public assurances that the scheme was on track when senior officials across Whitehall were privately warning him of ‘serious concerns’.
In a withering assessment, today’s report says: ‘Throughout the programme the DWP has lacked a detailed view of how Universal Credit is meant to work.
‘The department was warned repeatedly about the lack of a detailed “blueprint” … for Universal Credit.’
It adds: ‘The department has delayed rolling out Universal Credit to claimants, has had weak control of the programme, and has been unable to assess the value of the systems it spent over £300million to develop.’
The NAO raises wider concerns about the department’s ability to ‘deal with weak programme management, over-optimistic timescales and a lack of openness about progress’.
It also says Universal Credit’s IT system ‘lacks a component to identify potentially fraudulent claims’.
Liam Byrne, Labour’s work and pensions spokesman said: ‘Mr Duncan Smith swore blind this benefit shake-up was fine. Now we learn he has completely lost control of his department at a potential cost of hundreds of millions of pounds.’
A DWP spokesman said the report did not cover ‘significant’ progress made since April when a former Olympics chief was brought in to ‘reset’ the project.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2411897/Blow-IDS-Universal-Credit-plan-branded-unrealistic-Auditors-warn-scheme-delayed-prevent-losses-taxpayers.html#ixzz2dzYaH7jz
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